Nurmi Family History

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Nurmi Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from Finnish nurmi ‘lawn’ or ‘pasture’. The surname dates from the 16th century, becoming popular in the late 19th century, when it was taken by people who hitherto had no surname, and during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries, when it was frequently adopted as a replacement for a Swedish or other foreign family name. It occurs chiefly in southwestern Finland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tuomi, Suomi, Niemi, Suri, Turi, Puri, Neri, Hari, Lauri, Nori

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Nurmi Family Origin

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Nurmi Family Occupations

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In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the UK named Nurmi. 34% of Nurmi women worked as a Domestic Servant

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant
    34%
  • Private Means
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nurmi Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nurmi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nurmi census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nurmi. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 613 military records available for the last name Nurmi. For the veterans among your Nurmi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nurmi Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nurmi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nurmi in 1957 was 58, and 89 in 2004.

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